The Labour Party list has been revealed, confirming reports former broadcaster Willie Jackson has been ranked at 21.
A ruling council has rejected his bid to move up the rankings, meaning he stays put at 21, below Willow-Jean Prime and Kiri Allen.
Labour Māori seat MPs have asked to be kept off the list as they pin hopes on electorate wins.
Sources have told Newshub that Labour's old guard, including former Minister Trevor Mallard, are disgruntled about being poorly ranked.
Newshub political reporter Lloyd Burr says the party's looking to refresh its line-up.
Mr Mallard is sitting 32nd in the list.
"I am proud and excited to be leading such a dynamic and capable group of candidates into this year's election," Labour Leader Andrew Little said in a statement.
"I have said I wanted a party list that is as reflective and representative of New Zealand as possible. This is a list that achieves that.
"We need to fix the housing crisis, rebuild our health system and equip our schools to deliver the education parents and kids deserve.
"Now we have the candidates in place who I'm confident will do a fantastic job convincing voters Labour has the solutions to build a fairer New Zealand. I can't wait to hit the campaign trail with them."